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The Public Eye (1972)
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When a straight-laced British accountant marries a free-spirited American, he starts trying to change her. His wife doesn't keep regular hours, so he suspects an affair and hires a ... See full summary »

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Sir Philip Crouch
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When a straight-laced British accountant marries a free-spirited American, he starts trying to change her. His wife doesn't keep regular hours, so he suspects an affair and hires a detective (Topol). The wife notices she is being followed, and maintaining their distance she and the detective explore London for 10 days in a game of follow-the-leader without ever exchanging a word. Written by A. Farley

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21 July 1972 (West Germany)  »

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The Public Eye  »

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At the start of the film, a bus pulls up to the front of the detective agency. One of the advertisements on the bus is for the movie "Blind Terror" starring Mia Farrow. See more »

Quotes

Dinner Guest: No thank you, darling. If I eat one TEENY little anchovy, I'll be coiled like a hoop all night long.
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Connections

Features Romeo and Juliet (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Theme
(uncredited)
from Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Music by Nino Rota
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A haunting romance
3 October 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am looking to "borrow" a copy of this film...been looking for years now! Anyone with information please message me, I'd very much appreciate it.

I have not seen this little gem in many years, but it had a haunting quality, with many good life lessons, on appreciating the good things in your life, and not taking love for granted. An old theme but played differently here. A romantic movie for sure. Good one for couples, young and old to see...problem is, finding it, unless you are lucky enough to see it on late night TV.

A rare film to find, despite the level of the cast and crew, and a brilliant sound track.


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